Blaine Food Guide: 10 Must-Eat Restaurants & Street Food Stalls in Blaine

April 14, 2018 Roger Rusk

Blaine is a city in Whatcom County, Washington, United States. The city's northern boundary is the Canada–US border. Blaine is the shared home of the Peace Arch international monument. The population was 4,684 at the 2010 census. Since Blaine is located right on the border with Canada, it is the northernmost city on Interstate 5, while the southernmost city is San Ysidro, California.
Things to do in Blaine

1. Woods Coffee

8130 Birch Bay Square St, Blaine, WA 98230-9800 Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout Cafe Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner +1 360-393-4761
Excellent
54%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
6%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 29 reviews

Woods Coffee

Reviewed By John A - Seattle, Washington

I am a Starbucks shareholder and I am a big fan of Starbucks. So when there was not a Starbucks within 20 miles of Blaine I was disappointed.

Until I found Woods Coffee. I was very happy with the service, the coffee, the food, and the atmosphere.

It was not a cookie cutter location. It had some style.

But the best thing was the staff who was very friendly and helpful. And the customers, who were working people in the shipping business mostly, were respectful and cool.

2. Drayton Harbor Oyster Company

677 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, WA 98230-4012 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner +1 360-312-7047
Excellent
91%
Good
8%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 59 reviews

Drayton Harbor Oyster Company

Reviewed By michaelbkolsky - Surprise, Arizona

my wife keep telling me how much she liked this place. Finally went on a day they were open and it was great. the raw oysters were delicious, wish they had cocktail sauce, and the barbecued oysters were better.

They need a better of selection of beers, but overall great experience.

3. Edaleen Dairy Ice Cream Shop

458 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, WA 98230-4014 Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Parking Available American +1 360-366-8760
Excellent
82%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 94 reviews

Edaleen Dairy Ice Cream Shop

Reviewed By Donald J - Bellingham, Washington

Ice cream with rich flavor and healthy servings. Love the thick milkshakes....nothing better than a mocha milkshake put together with chocolate ice cream, chocolate milk, two shots of expresso and topped with whip cream. Fresh berry shakes are also killers. Friendly and fast service with extremely fair prices.

4. Peace Arch City Cafe

658 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, WA 98230-4109 (Formerly Blackberry House Coffee Cafe) Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards American, Cafe, Contemporary, Bar, Pub, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Drinks, Dinner SGD 14 +1 360-332-5212
Excellent
75%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 60 reviews

Peace Arch City Cafe

The Peace Arch City Cafe is located in a turn of the century house with a large wrap around patio facilitating outdoor seating. Our interior is warmly decorated with local artwork, has comfortable seating & features an enjoyable music selection. We are open every day of the week, including staying open late Tuesday through Friday. We offer Espresso, Beer & Wine, Pastries & Desserts, Sandwiches, Soups & Salads.

Reviewed By 07nan - Crozet, Virginia

We were on our way to Vancouver and decided to stop for lunch before crossing the border. We drove down the main street there, parked, started looking at menus and such. So we took one of the side roads and there was this cafe, and it was exactly what we were looking for. We had soup and sandwiches and it was perfect, not too much, not too little. Very friendly service. They have a nice deck to sit on if it's a nice day.

5. Steamers Espresso

2670 Bell Rd, Blaine, WA 98230-9543 +1 360-332-5714
Excellent
100%
Good
0%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 2 reviews

Reviewed By hostelbirchbay - Blaine, Washington

Tastest coffee on the coast, one of my top cups of morning joe Great friendly staff and some delicious treats!

6. The C Shop

4825 Alderson Rd, Blaine, WA 98230-9670 Takeout, Seating, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards Pizza, Delicatessen, American Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 39 +1 360-371-2070
Excellent
29%
Good
55%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 54 reviews

The C Shop

The C Shop Candy Shop & The Cafe & Pizza will open May 11th at 3 pm. + From homemade marshmallow C-Snakes to hand-molded chocolates, snow cones & ice cream cones, cotton candy to carmel apples, The C Shop has a sweet to suit all tastes. Enjoy your treat while you chat with the candymakers as they make our carmel in a copper candy kettle and whip divinity into shape. Learn about our antique candy-making equipment and enjoy a sample of freshly made fudge. The C Shop Cafe & Pizza is ready to take your order! Try one of our famous cinnamon rolls with a cup of fresh-brewed coffee. Our bakers are baking every morning, and Patrick roasts 100% Colombian beans several times a week. Lunch could be a deli sandwich made to order on our home-baked bread. Save room for a banana split, sundae, milk shake, malt or ice cream cone. Don't forget pizza! We've refined our recipes for our homemade dough, sauce, and fresh grated cheese blend, and carefully selected high quality toppings.

Reviewed By SailingCrew - Arizona

We only had the ice cream and some of the baked goods which were all good. The pizza seemed to be popular with other customers.

7. Paso Del Norte

758 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, WA 98230-4011 Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations Mexican Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 20 +1 360-332-4045
Excellent
46%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 145 reviews

Paso Del Norte

Reviewed By tiogordo - Seattle, WA

This family-owned restaraunt in Blaine is right across from the waterfront and about a par-5 distance south of the (Canadian) border. Incredible salsa with chips and don’t push away the Mexican cole slaw that is also included. The abodigas soup is excellent and the chicken broth for the tortilla soup makes this the best we’ve had anywhere. The other dishes we’ve had have all been excellent and the service is efficient and friendly. Treat yourself when returning home after a border crossing into Canada or as a special stop on your way down south from Canada. Being about a mile off I-5 it can’t be more convenient. Highly recommended!

8. Jack Niemann's Black Forest Steak House

638 Peace Portal Dr, Blaine, WA 98230-4012 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Gluten Free Options Dinner +1 360-306-8342
Excellent
50%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 164 reviews

Jack Niemann's Black Forest Steak House

Reviewed By ch00seyon3 - bellevue WA

Truly an outstandingly authentic restoration of the old bank in Blaine~~
Comfortable booths,
excellent lighting and acoustical management of sound transmission; fine design indeed.

We were a group of three, and were cheerful enough after ordering cocktails, only to became increasingly annoyed by a LONG delay of nearly 40 minutes for them to arrive.
After that, another painstaking period of time elapsed, which resulted in having to chase down a server to order~~!!
The entire meal was like 'Waiting for Godot' . . .

Food was decent enough, though tepid on arrival.
A 'relaxed' style of service is one view?
Sad to say, the steaks were less than superb; not worth such delays in service at all.

Parking is ample on the streets surrounding this corner building.

Might try it again, but for the drive, really prefer The Steak House at the Casino in Ferndale ~~!!

9. Bob's Burgers & Brew

8120 Birch Bay Square St, Blaine, WA 98230-9800 Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night SGD 7 - SGD 20 +1 360-366-3199
Excellent
34%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
3%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 185 reviews

Bob's Burgers & Brew

A great family friendly restaurant with a focus on high quality ingredients and a very courteous staff. Combined with daily specials and multiple rotating taps, it a pleasure to be a guest at Bob's Birch Bay location.

Reviewed By sydette - Benson, Arizona

Friendly servers, generous servings of food. My husband and I shared a Patty Melt sandwich on rye, some side choices but for $1.00 additional you could get onion rings. Most places your lucky if you get 6 onion rings, this place gave us a platter full. We ate at 11 a.m. and were full until 6:30 in the evening. The service was fast. The restaurant is clean an airy. They offer a Sunday Brunch which we tried a year ago very plentiful and delicious. 11:30-2:00. Adults $14.00, Seniors $10.00. We like eating there when we cross the border. Lots of interesting shopping in the area as well.

10. Packers Bar & Grill

9565 Semiahmoo Pkwy, Blaine, WA 98230-9326 Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi American, Bar, Seafood, Contemporary, Gastropub, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 39 - SGD 39 +1 360-318-2090
Excellent
39%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
15%
Poor
8%
Terrible
7%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 232 reviews

Packers Bar & Grill

ocated on the waterfront at Semiahmoo Resort, Packers Oyster Bar is open daily for lunch and dinner plus Happy Hour, Late Night and Dessert offerings. No reservations required! The ever popular Semiahmoo dining staple for locals and guests has been transformed while maintaining its charm and casual feel. An expanded, open space is complemented by black walnut floors, a sprawling distressed wood bar, leather arm chairs, artisan-inspired bar stools and vibrant fabrics, and the wall of windows showcases a 180-degree view of Drayton Harbor. Packers' menus feature items including oysters on-the-half shell, burgers and fish and chips. Culinary hallmarks on the menus daily are the freshest, often changing products available locally.

Reviewed By Cuteluke - Vancouver

We've stayed at Semiahmoo several times (lucky us), and each time the restaurants have undergone signficant changes. On our first trip, Packers had an amazing menu with lots of seafood options (fresh shrimp and crab salad, pen cove mussels). Next visit, salad not on the menu and sold out of mussels. This past visit, very few seafood options, and lots of fried food, which is not a fave of ours. If you're a vegetarian, your options are extremely limited. The restaruants at Semiahmoo seem to be looking to find their "groove." But, it's a hard crowd to cater to. Families with kids who are picky eaters mixed in with couples who are looking for "interesting" meals. The menu was limited and very light on seafood. However, the staff are AMAZING. Every single one we interacted with was friendly, professional and attentive - even when the place was crazy busy. Bravo to the staff. Oh, and the ice cream....to die for....

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